Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

 Although our houses may be far apart, our hearts remain as close as ever. Wishing you a season of wonder and abundance for the holidays. May each of you have a Blessed and safe Thanksgiving! May we keep in our hearts those that are alone and all the many that are less fortunate that we. I am thankful to have you all in my life. Happy Thanksgiving day!

 


 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Don't Let It Get Away From You

 Barely the day started and ...

it's already six in the evening.

Barely arrived on Monday

and it's already Friday.

...and the month is

already over.

...and already the year is almost 

over.

...and already 40,50, or 60 years of our lives

have passed.

...and we realize that we lost our parents,

friends. and we realize it's too

late to go back...

So ...Let's try, despite everything

to enjoy the remaining time...

Let's keep looking for activities that we

like ...Let's put some color in our grey

Let's smile at the little things in life that put

balm in our hearts.

And despite everything, we must continue to

enjoy with serenity this time we have left.

Let's try to eliminate the afters...

I'm doing it after...

I'll say after...I'll think about it after...

We leave everything for later like "after" is ours.  Because

what we don't understand is that:

Afterwards, the coffee is cold...

afterwards, the charm is broken...

afterwards, health passes...

Afterwards, the kids grow up...

Afterwards, promises are forgotton...

afterwards the day becomes night...

afterwards life ends...And then it's often

too late...so lets leave nothing for later..

Because still waiting see you later, we can lose

the best moments, the best experiences, best friends, 

the best family...The day is today...the moment is now.

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone

what needs to be done right away. 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Annual Birthday Party 5 years ago

 Due to Covid restrictions my annual birthday dinner party for Jocelyn, Barb and Mary will not take place. Normally the table would have been set several days ago and the menu planned and the cooking would have started. This year none of that.  Looking back to five years ago this was a typical scene. I look forward to these dinner parties again in the future.

 

Nov. 22, 2015 "The birthday dinner last night was a lot of fun. Best part of life is to celebrate surrounded by people you love. Here is a picture for my parents in heaven who gave me such a wonderful brother and sister . " 



 I could not ask for sweeter siblings. I love you both more than words can express. Also for food lovers a picture of the dinner. We had chicken marsala, green salad, candied ginger carrots, lemony snap peas and green beans, broccoli casserole and mashed potatoes. Lemon cheesecake for dessert.

 


 






















Thursday, November 19, 2020

Not Just About A Book Club Reads "Valentine"

 

On Wednesday November 18 our book club "zoomed" our monthly meeting to discuss Elizabeth Wetmore's debut novel "Valentine".   

 
Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women’s strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive. (From the publisher.)

 

This book was a unanimous thumbs up and gave us much food for thought and discussion. A big thank you to both Karen and Jo for recommending "Valentine"  and for their thoughtful lead and insightful discussion questions.  

 

 

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Dreaming




 

 "Dreaming, 

after all,

IS

a form of

Planning." -Gloria Steinem

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Small Acts Of Kindness

"Some believe it is only GREAT POWER that can hold evil in check.

But that is not what I have found. 

I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary

folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." - Gandalf 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Things to Remember

 STOP DOING THINGS YOU HATE

LOVE YOUR BODY MORE

HANG WITH AWESOME PEEPS

SMASH SOME GOALS

WALK BAREFOOT

SHARE YOUR MAGIC

BE FREAKING BRAVE

FLAUNT YOUR AWESOME

LOVE HARDER

LOVE LOUDER

BE KINDER TO YOURSELF

BE A NICE HUMAN



 

 

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